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Professor Bendoly earns AOM's Distinguished Scholar award
August 25, 2015

Elliot Bendoly, professor of Management Sciences at Fisher, recently was awarded the Distinguished Scholar award by the Academy of Management’s Operations Management (OM) Division. The honor was presented at the organization’s annual meeting in Vancouver.

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James A. Ohlson inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame
August 24, 2015

The Accounting Hall of Fame inducted its most recent member on August 10, as James A. Ohlson was honored at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. Ohlson is a Chaired Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and also has affiliations with Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing and the Manchester School of Business in the UK. 

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Middle Market summit showcases increased export awareness
August 18, 2015

Highlighting the power of middle market companies and their potential for growth outside of the United States, the National Center for the Middle Market recently brought together academic, congressional and business leaders for a discussion on how to drive growth.

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Professor, PhD candidate honored for top dissertation projects
August 10, 2015

A doctoral dissertation authored by Fisher faculty member Tashlin Lakhani has been recognized as among the best across a number of fields, including human resources. Lakhani was named the 2015 winner of the Ralph Alexander Award from the Academy of Management’s Human Resources Division.

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Marketing leaders share brand insights with MBA students
August 5, 2015

Whether gaining insights from a marketing leader working on a brand revitalization and corporate turnaround, hearing how a company is driving category growth by attracting new users, or how to revitalize a core brand with innovation, graduate students at Fisher spent the summer receiving an inside look at the world of marketing.

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Students experience Chicago as part of Accounting Honors trip
July 24, 2015

Ten Accounting Honors students traveled to Chicago to gain insights and industry experience and network with accounting alumni at leading companies. Led by Professors Tzachi Zach and Rick Young, the students spent a week visiting the offices of each of the Big Four public accounting firms as well as Mesirow Investment and Kraft Foods.

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Dietrich named chair of Department of Accounting and MIS
July 24, 2015

A familiar face within Fisher’s Department of Accounting and MIS will once again serve as its leader, as J. Richard Dietrich has been appointed as the department’s chair. Dietrich, who succeeds Waleed Muhanna, will continue to advance the study and practice of accounting and MIS through excellence in education and research.

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Program introduces minority students to accounting, business
July 16, 2015

Forty-five high school students from around the state recently gathered at Fisher for the 20th annual Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP-Ohio)

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TEC Institute helping to create companies from university research
July 14, 2015

Two teams from The Ohio State University were among eight chosen from around the state to participate in an innovative new program designed to turn university research into commercial products. The I-Corps@Ohio is a new seven-week program that aims to help the chosen faculty and student teams determine if their intellectual property – such as a new technology – could be the basis of a startup company.

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MBA alum helping to strengthen Big Data capabilities in Columbus
July 13, 2015

As Ken Coleman has established himself as a pioneer and a leader in the Silicon Valley technology scene, he’s made sure to never forget his roots. And for the double Buckeye, that includes keeping Columbus and Ohio State top of mind.

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Marketing professor earns best paper award from INFORMS
June 23, 2015

Mingyu (Max) Joo, an assistant professor of marketing at Fisher, recently was honored with the John D.C. Little Award from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). The award recognizes the best marketing paper published in Marketing Science or Management Science.

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MBA alum, engineers nationally recognized for new MRI technology
June 17, 2015

When MBA alum John Lockwood teamed with four engineering students to create a product that could vastly improve the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) industry, the recent graduate thought he was signing on for a summer project.

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MBA student honored for academic excellence, dedication to service
June 16, 2015

Zeenia Kaul, a student in the MBA for Working Professionals program, was recently honored with a prestigious Student Recognition Award from The Ohio State University Board of Trustees.

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Research shows sudden status increases aren't always good news
June 16, 2015

Imagine getting a sudden boost in status at work that changes you from a largely ignored worker to someone that others turn to for advice and help. Sounds great, doesn’t it?  But a new study finds that an unanticipated gain in status can come with some negative baggage – if you did not earn the boost.

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Clusters students tackle real challenges for middle market firms
May 28, 2015

Austin Gibson remembers not knowing what the middle market was, much less the companies that reside in it. That was before Gibson and his classmates in the inaugural Middle Market Cluster were able to explore this influential segment of the economy.

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Fisher MBAs named among best and brightest graduates
May 27, 2015

Highlighting the depth and breadth of the MBA experience at Fisher, two alumni were named to Poets & Quants’ inaugural list of the 50 best and brightest MBA graduates of 2015. 

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Real Estate Conference showcases trends, connects local leaders
May 27, 2015

More than 120 real estate leaders, academics and students recently gathered to examine trends and the future of the industry at the inaugural Real Estate Conference, an event hosted by The Ohio State University Center for Real Estate.  

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Inaugural survey examines the role of risk management
May 21, 2015

In an effort to better understand the evolving role of risk management in more than 200 organizations across multiple industries, The Risk Institute at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business recently released the results of its inaugural risk survey.

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Student helps Ohio State to victory in GM Innovation Challenge
May 11, 2015

Geoff Hardy, a junior finance student at Fisher, recently was part of a team that won the 2015 National GM Innovation Challenge. The second-annual challenge tasked teams with developing and presenting quick and cost-effective ways of incorporating new and rapidly advancing technologies into existing manufacturing facilities.

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Mary Fisher shares her story, insights into inspirational leadership
May 5, 2015

Inside a packed classroom in Gerlach Hall, Fisher students recently engaged with someone whose leadership skills have helped improve the lives of countless groups around the world, as Mary Fisher returned to campus.

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Students, alumni celebrate 2015 commencement activities
May 5, 2015

More than 10,000 students, their families and friends gathered in Ohio Stadium for The Ohio State University Spring Commencement. At Fisher College of Business, undergraduate and graduate students earned degrees in disciplines and specializations that will shape their professional careers.

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Academy for Excellence in Healthcare welcomes CEO
May 4, 2015

The leader of the Ohio Hospital Association, representing 219 hospitals and 13 health systems, engaged with executives in the Academy for Excellence in Healthcare, a Fisher-Cardinal Health partnership designed to help organizations solve operating challenges.

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Scholarship reception celebrates donors’ connection to students
May 1, 2015

Mariah Scott has studied abroad in Costa Rica and, by the time she graduates, the senior accounting major will have completed four internships in four cities and have held leadership positions for many key student organizations at Fisher. Scott, speaking at the college’s recent Scholarship Reception and Dinner, shared one of the big reasons for her success – donors.

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VA Secretary shares lessons on effective leadership
April 28, 2015

Fisher students interested in developing their leadership skills had the opportunity to engage with a proven leader with business, military and public service experience, as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald recently visited campus.

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Alum, logistics leader honored by student organization
April 24, 2015

Fisher students interested in successful careers in logistics recognized and heard from a proven leader in the industry, as Mark Whittaker, vice president of global logistics for PepsiCo, recently visited campus to accept the first-ever Distinguished Alumni Award from The Logistics Association (TLA).

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Diversity Business Awards honor partners, alums and students
April 21, 2015

Cardinal Health, a longstanding partner of Fisher College of Business and a company dedicated to a diverse workplace, joined three individuals as winners at the college’s 14th annual Diversity Business Awards Reception.

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Marketing professor recognized for research, teaching efforts
April 16, 2015

Rebecca Walker Reczek, an associate professor in marketing at Fisher, has been honored as one of the field’s top young minds by the Society for Consumer Psychology.

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Inaugural data competition connects students to real-world projects
April 14, 2015

Students at Fisher and from around the university interested in data analytics recently put their skills to work for an organization dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged and disabled individuals in Columbus.

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Student organization honors GoPro as Marketer of the Year
April 8, 2015

A company that has been wildly successful helping consumers capture their passions recently found itself the center of attention, as action sports camera company GoPro was named the Marketer of the Year by the Fisher Association of Marketing Professionals (AMP).

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Competition sparks students' interest in every-day sustainability
April 8, 2015

Undergraduate students in Neil Drobny’s Sustainable Business Practices course recently competed to incorporate sustainability-focused activities into their daily lives. The students utilized tools available from myActions.org, an organization that hosts an intercollegiate competition called Small Steps, Big Wins, to track their personal sustainability efforts.

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Students reach across campus to create municipal recycling app
April 3, 2015

When Maggie Wehri began researching the feasibility of a program aimed at improving municipal recycling efforts nationwide, the third-year Fisher student wasn’t quite sure what she was getting into.

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Ohio State Business Plan Competition announces winners
April 3, 2015

New technologies with the potential to positively affect a range of areas and industries took center stage during the 2015 Ohio State Business Plan Competition.

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Energy executive shares industry, career insights with MBAs
March 13, 2015

A classroom of Fisher MBA students and business partners recently made the most of their time with the leader of a critical energy supplier, as Corey Goulet, president of the Keystone XL Pipeline, was on campus to discuss trends in the energy industry. 

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Research shows how color images can influence consumers
March 11, 2015

When it comes to buying things, our brains can’t see the big, black-and-white forest for all the tiny, colorful trees. That’s the conclusion of a study at Fisher, which found that people who were shown product images in color were more likely to focus on small product details -- even superfluous ones -- instead of practical concerns such as cost and functionality.

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Fisher MBA programs recognized among nation’s best
March 10, 2015

Fisher College of Business has been recognized as one of the top business schools in the nation in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings.

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Goldsby named Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professor
March 9, 2015

Thomas J. Goldsby has been named to the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professorship in Business at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

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Pace Setters awards honor students, faculty, staff, executive
March 6, 2015

The 2015 Fisher College of Business Pace Setters Awards ceremony recognized students, faculty, staff and an executive from the business community for outstanding achievement, leadership and service.

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MHRM students lead Fisher to HR competition title
March 5, 2015

The four MHRM students competing in Fisher’s annual Human Resource Invitational Case Competition knew history wasn’t on their side – no team from Fisher had ever won the event. But Samantha Crum, Adela Devarajan, Dan Hilker and Chanelle Vessey weren’t concerned about the past. They were too busy finding ways to solve a challenge facing PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division.

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JPMorgan Chase CEO engages with Fisher students
February 27, 2015

Students at Fisher recently had the opportunity to engage with the leader of one of the largest financial institutions in the world, as Jamie Dimon, chairman, president and CEO of JPMorgan Chase visited the Fisher campus.

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Forté Fellow Spotlight: MBA Natalie Megrabyan
February 27, 2015

MBA candidate Natalie Megrabyan is the subject of a Forté Fellow Spotlight. She discusses why she chose to pursue her degree as well as her experience at Fisher College of Business.

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Inks earns top teaching honor at Ohio State
February 25, 2015

Larry Inks was surprised when his Fisher College of Business colleagues and Ohio State leaders made an unannounced visit to his classroom to share that he had won the prestigious Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Anyone reading the award nominations, however, wouldn’t be shocked to learn that Inks had earned Ohio State’s top teaching honor.

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BHLC offers first-year students unique learning experiences
February 20, 2015

The Business Honors Learning Community at Fisher provides first-year honors students with unique opportunities to experience the hallmarks of a Fisher education – experiential learning opportunities, engagement with corporate partners and service-oriented initiatives – early in their educational careers.

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Black MBA Association brings leaders to campus
February 20, 2015

Once again this year, Fisher’s Black MBA Association has dedicated the month of February to bringing top executives into the classroom to engage with students on a number of business and career issues.

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Students, real estate professionals engage on campus
February 17, 2015

Along with classroom visits from top names in the industry, the college played host to more than 50 leaders in business, government and academics from across disciplines at The Ohio State University Center for Real Estate Open House event. Fisher students also took part in the Urban Land Institute Hines Competition.

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MBA students recognized at venture capital competition
February 16, 2015

A team of MBA students made the most of a recent opportunity to think like venture capitalists while earning recognition from real-life entrepreneurs at the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) at Rice University.

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Wexner shares leadership lessons with Fisher community
February 4, 2015

Alumnus Leslie H. Wexner, founder and CEO of L Brands, spoke to students, faculty, staff and friends of Fisher College of Business on the importance of cultivating leadership skills as well as the personal and professional benefits of developing these tools.

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Canadian offical provides students with global trade insights
February 2, 2015

Students interested in international business received an inside look at one of the most beneficial trade relationships in the world, as Canadian Consul General Douglas George shared his insights during a visit to Fisher’s campus.

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MBA, SMF students lead Fisher to competition win
January 31, 2015

A Fisher team composed of diverse experiences and backgrounds took first place in the recent Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup, a case study competition designed to provide students from leading business schools with real-world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity.

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Team among the best in national tax case competition
January 29, 2015

A team of Fisher College of Business undergraduate and graduate students finished near the top of a field that began with almost 80 teams in the Deloitte FanTAXtic Case Study Competition.

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Students gain entrepreneurship experience, recognition
January 21, 2015

Less than a month into a new year, the spring semester has already provided MBA for Working Professionals student Kate Fisher with two valuable opportunities to build on her skills as an innovator.

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